HOREHOUND to release ‘HOLOCENE’ Nov. 30th via DOOM STEW RECORDS; Set for DESCENDANTS OF CROM

Photo: Shannon Kenyon

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Pittsburgh’s Doom/Sludge underground foursome HOREHOUND continues their ascension skyward with news of a new partnership with San Francisco’s Doom Stew Records for the release of their second full-length album, ‘HOLOCENE‘.    Continue reading “HOREHOUND to release ‘HOLOCENE’ Nov. 30th via DOOM STEW RECORDS; Set for DESCENDANTS OF CROM”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

With the ever-nearing events of the 2018 edition of the Riff Relevant-sponsored DESCENDANTS OF CROM less than a week away… what better time to roll out some of the acts I’m most excited to see live?! Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]”

DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Autumn Skies Tour’; To Play DESCENDANTS OF CROM


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Texas-based tempest of traditional doom heaviness, DOOMSTRESS, announce their approaching “Autumn Skies Tour 2018“. The trek will launch in little under a week and sees the band playing their first live shows in the Northeast U.S. region.   Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Autumn Skies Tour’; To Play DESCENDANTS OF CROM”

UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album was released earlier this year through France’s Listenable Records. This trio of heavy rock road dogs is now set to embark on a two-month round of headline tour dates starting next month in support of their ‘Shadowlands‘ release.  Continue reading “UPDATED: MOS GENERATOR Announce ‘Tour Of The Shadowlands’ U.S./Can. Headline Dates; Appearing @ Descendants Of Crom”

HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Extremely excited to announce Pittsburgh’s paramount Doom/Sludge underground act HOREHOUND continues their ascension above ground with the announcement of their second full-length album, ‘HOLOCENE‘.    Continue reading “HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT Announce N. American Fall Tour; Shows Include Shadow Woods Metal Fest & Descendants Of Crom

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Texas’ bleak doomers DESTROYER OF LIGHT have unveiled plans for a full-on North American tour to take place this fall. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT Announce N. American Fall Tour; Shows Include Shadow Woods Metal Fest & Descendants Of Crom”

FORMING THE VOID Announces New Album ‘Rift’ Coming; Premiere Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Teddie Taylor)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Louisiana’s progressive stoner metallers FORMING THE VOID have revealed plans to release their new album “Rift” on August 17th, via Kozmik Artifactz. Continue reading “FORMING THE VOID Announces New Album ‘Rift’ Coming; Premiere Official Video”

MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album released last month through France’s Listenable Records. Back in Fall 2017, I was given a sneak peek at the cover art and was rendered breathless by it. Immediately guessing the art was by Nightjar of Adam Burke with that digital peek, the waiting had begun. Months of waiting in fact, for both that painting to be seen and for ‘Shadowlands‘ to be heard.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom”

Riff Relevant Interviews: WOLFTOOTH; Plus S/T Album Review & Stream

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

This weekend brings you a dual-feature on Riff Relevant. This round, we have a album review from David LaMay of the debut full-length release from Indiana’s Wolftooth, and finish things out with a sweet interview with the guys in the band from Pat Whitaker.  If you’ve yet to hear the likes of Wolftooth, now is your prime opportunity to learn everything you may need to know. Sharpen those incisors, perk up those ears, and widen your eyeholes… Enjoy! ~ Leanne

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: WOLFTOOTH; Plus S/T Album Review & Stream”

HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Two years to the very day of its original 2016 release, this Friday, April 20th will see the re-issue of the self-titled debut album from Pittsburgh psych-doom / sludge band HOREHOUND. Continue reading “HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates”

ETERNAL BLACK ‘Bleed The Days’ on Ltd. Vinyl Pressing; EU Availability via Kozmik Artifactz


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Brooklyn, NY based ETERNAL BLACK unleashed their début full-length doom metal album, ‘Bleed the Days’, on CD, Cassette, and Digital formats in August 2017, via their own Obsidian Sky Records label.    Continue reading “ETERNAL BLACK ‘Bleed The Days’ on Ltd. Vinyl Pressing; EU Availability via Kozmik Artifactz”

MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Last month, we shared news that Mos Generator is direct support for Fu Manchu’s tour in May, and we also premiered their new video.  We now have updated ‘Road Rats Tour’ dates, plus details about the new ‘Shadowlands’ album.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

Riff Relevant Interviews: HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Philadelphia, PA’s Heavy Temple started in 2012, and the past couple of years have settled in rather well with a new lineup.  These changes have done nothing but strengthen this Temple’s already solid foundation.     Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas”

Exclusive Premiere: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

A couple of weeks back, we shared news of Fu Manchu’s new release and tour, with Mos Generator on board as direct support.  Today we bring you the full list of MosGen tour dates, plus a premiere of a new Official Video for the track ‘Wicked Willow‘, off their Abyssinia album.    Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

All of my life, I’ve been on a spirit quest.  I’ve fled intense heat in the rivers of the Grand Canyon and felt the sting from arctic wind on my face, atop the mountains of Norway.  Relentlessly, I have sought to find an answer to the riddle of steel.    Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video”